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Study Looks At Impact Of Minimum Wage Hike In Md.

A study on raising the minimum wage in Maryland is warning about some of the negative impacts an increase would have on businesses, particularly on the hospitality industry and food services.

02/10/2014

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First Mariner Bancorp Files For Bankruptcy

First Mariner Bancorp, a holding company that owns 1st Mariner Bank, says it has filed for bankruptcy and plans to sell 1st Mariner to a group of investors.

02/10/2014

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New Bill May Require Restaurants To Specify Where Seafood Was Caught

Is your Maryland crab cake true blue? A proposed new state program would let you know. Legislation is being introduced in Annapolis that would require restaurants to specify where their seafood has come from.

02/09/2014

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Local Success: Under Armour’s Stock Jumps To An All-Time High

Business is booming for Baltimore-based clothier Under Armour. The latest profit reports sent the stocks soaring to an all-time high, making millions and millions of dollars for its CEO.

01/31/2014

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Maryland Creates 36,000 New Jobs In 2013

Positive news on the Maryland job front. The US Department of Labor has released the annual job report for 2013.

01/28/2014

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Southwest Airlines Begins International Flights Out Of BWI

The largest carrier at BWI-Marshall is spreading its wings. Southwest Airlines says they are starting international flights.

01/28/2014

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Thousands Dream Of Summer As Annual Boat Show Docks In Baltimore

A thick layer of snow blankets the ground in Charm City, but thousands will be dreaming of summer this weekend at the Baltimore Boat Show.

01/23/2014

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Lawmakers In Washington Calling For Investigation Into Target Data Breach

There are calls for a federal investigation in the Target data breach that’s left 110 million customers exposed to potential fraud.

01/15/2014

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Target Not Alone: At Least 4 Other Stores Affected In Data Breach

Hackers have now hit Neiman Marcus and at least three other stores. As federal authorities track what’s believed to be an international crime ring, customers are demanding answers.

01/13/2014

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Target Warns Additional 70M Customers May Be Affected By Data Breach

The security breach at Target is even worse than we first thought. In all, more than 100 million people may have been hacked.

01/10/2014

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Home Improvement Stores Phasing Out 40 & 60-Watt Incandescent Light Bulbs

Bulb ban. A nationwide phase-out on 40 and 60-watt light bulbs starts this week. But many home improvement stores say customers are confused about where to find replacements.

01/03/2014

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New Study Shows Howard County Has Highest Gas Prices In The Region

A fight at the pump. Some Howard County business owners are trying to tighten regulations to keep new gas stations out.

01/02/2014

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The makers of Airborne agreed to a $30 million settlement over false advertising claims that Airborne tablets can prevent or reduce the risk of colds, reduce the severity or duration of a cold, and protect against colds in crowded places such as airplanes, offices, or schools. (Source: Federal Trade Commission)

Too Good To Be True

Sometimes, great deals are just too good to be true.

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Tax Havens For When You Win The Lottery

Suppose you won the lottery, what happens next? Check out these amazing tax havens where you can stow your money without worrying about the tax hit.

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Top 10 Sexiest Jobs

You’re making small talk at a party, and then you ask the big question, “So what do you do for a living?” The answer determines if you exchange phone numbers or say goodnight. A survey on the Careerbuilder website asked which occupations are the sexiest. Here is the top 10 list. …
Source: http://www.careerbuilder.com

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5 Hot Summer Colors

Find out what colors you should be wearing this summer.

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